Follow TV Tropes
"And, what, he tried to attack you over it?"
"Some do, but some seem to be able to get home regularly. I spoke to a woman the other day who could shift between her world and this one whenever she wanted, although, to hear her say it, cross-dimensional shifts are exhausting."
"Tried successfully," Peter said. "Y'all ever get thrown against a brick wall a few times? It's really fun."
She winces, "No, I haven't. That kind of thing sounds like it would snap my neck, not be something I just walk off with a sprained ankle."
-Yeah, she knows Xenos seems to be able to just... do what he wants, she thinks.-
"Yeah... Some of the people here seem to have some powers to do it, but a lot of us aren't so lucky."
-She says that a bit sheepishly.-
He inclines his head, "Most are not, I believe. Myself included. I am sure we will all find our way back eventually."
"Guess the spider bite made me resilient to that kinda stuff, then..."
Peter shakes his head. "Sucks either way."
"Yeah, no fucking kidding. You're sure it's just a sprain, and nothing more serious?"
"...Probably? I wouldn't be able to, like, walk if it was broken, right?"
She shrugs, "Maybe. I once walked around on a broken leg for a week before going to the hospital, so who knows," she sighs, "I was more asking about other injuries, though. Like internal bleeding and stuff. That kind of blunt force isn't something most people just walk off."
"...Ah. Yes. Clearly, I have considered all those ailments as well," Peter says as he nods, sighing.
She pinches the bridge of her nose, closing her eyes in irritation, "Sure. Let's go with that." She takes several deep breaths to steady herself before opening her eyes again, "Can I get you anything while you're here?"
"...I should go see a doctor, shouldn't I?"
"Yes. Yes you should. If you're going to get yourself beaten up doing your superhero thing, the least you can do is go see a doctor afterwards to make sure you're okay."
"Okay. I'll do that. Soon."
She nods curtly, taking a long drink from her now-cold coffee.
(That gray stuff tears easy... But sloshes back into place!)
...Hm, you genuinely don't want to aid the progress of science...? Is there a reason for this?
"Hggk- I-I have- a schedule! And a life! And so does he, please stop butting into it it's ruuuuude!"
slapping and flailing
...Well, all living creatures do have those, yes. A little catch-and-release study wouldn't destroy it, though! Just stay in my company for, ahhh... a fortnight or so, let me compile the information, and then you and the gastropod-lizard can go free!
(The colossus gives a charming smile with his weird amorphous maw.)
"It's gonna huuuurt, I can telllll..."
-a young woman sat in one of the booths, sipping on a drink and tapping away on a laptop at irregular intervals-
-Sandra oomphs her way past the crowded bar, looking for a place to sit-
-Settles on the free spot across from the girl-
-She didn't get a drink, funny thing. Must've gone to the bar for something else-
-She took another sip and finished off a particularly verbose paragraph before noticing Sandra-
"Uh. Can I help you?"
Mh? Nah I'm just settling in for the night.
-Puts her feet up across the cushion seat, lying against the wall-
Edited by SR3NORMANDY on Mar 15th 2019 at 5:12:28 AM
-She looked around, raising an eyebrow at the empty booths around them-
"Why the booth I was sitting at?"
I took a gamble that the seat across from you was warm. Maybe friends of yours had just left.
I was wrong, though. Alone on a Friday night, huh?
Community Showcase More